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Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Jerusalem

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Considered by many Christians to be the final resting place of the mother of Christ, Tomb of the Virgin Mary provides an atmospheric encounter with a 5th-century church. Enter through the 12th-century Crusader facade, winding your way down the staircase to the ancient Byzantine crypt. Containing the ancient empty crypt of the Virgin Mary, it is believed by many to date back to the 1st century CE. Inspect the colorful icons, and don't miss the smoke blackened stone--thought to have been left behind after Mary's ascension to heaven. Put Tomb of the Virgin Mary at the forefront of your travel plans using our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.
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  • This place is definitely for the pilgrims. Cave Temple, which according to legend was based on Virgin after assumption
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  • There are strict timetables, an underground Temple dug into the stone with beautiful demonstrations of the art of the place.
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  • There are three resting places for virgin Mary and this is one of them. It's all about faith. The chapel is nice and peaceful. It opens at 8 so get there early to avoid crowds. There was a service goi...  read more »
  • Final stop on the Sandeman's excellant Mount of Olives tour. A fascinating underground Greek Orthodox church - walking down the staircase leading to the presumed tomb is like walking into a smoky, incensed and venerable past.
  • Incredible. Definitely worth seeing. The stairs of candles is impre.
  • Amazing place with a very spiritual atmosphere.
  • This is at the bottom of the hill up to the Mount of Olives. I would have missed it but somebody pointed it out to me. It's worth heading down, you walk down staircase to the bottom. There is incense in the air and lot of pictures of Mary
  • Awesome pictures one day I ll visited there with k.p.yes
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